Joshua was silent, and didn't answer Mara. His green eyes simply looked straight into
hers, and Mara could have sworn that he was peering into her soul. Her body was shaking
from the intensity of that gaze, and Mara felt afraid of Joshua. It was a new, and
uncomfortable feeling. Mara had never felt afraid of him before, she never had a reason
to. But, today he somehow seemed, annoyed with her; like she was pestering him with
inane questions or something similar. Joshua broke that gaze, finally giving her a reply.
"I know." He said. Then Joshua strode over to where Mara sat, grabbed her arm and started
pulling her up, saying to her: "First, however, we are going to deal with a problem that you
created with your display last night. It is time you fully understand what happens when
you lose control like that. "
"What?" was all Mara could stutter as Joshua firmly pulled her towards the front door of
the cavern. They began walking the twisty path that lead to the entrance. Mara could just
catch phrases like "mess you made", "not notice what you can do", and "killed off a lot
of life with that display" being muttered under Joshua's breath as they marched along.
Her arm ached from where Joshua was holding her, but Mara didn't want to complain
about it. She had managed to cause a problem that she didn't know about, and whatever
it was, it was big enough to have Joshua distracted, annoyed and muttering. Mara felt
like complaining now would not improve his mood, and it might actually make him tighten
the grip from his increased annoyance.
Joshua paused at the right turn in the tunnel, and looked over at Mara. He opened his
mouth as if to say something, then thought better of it and continued on. Mara could
feel the temperature dropping rapidly in the tunnel. It was always warm inside the
cave, a warmth that never varied unless Kaze got carried away, but the tunnel never
got this cold unless it was winter. Mara frowned as a small shiver ran through her.
She could have sworn it was still summer. Though I was practically comatose for a while.